Turkish president says any safe zone on Syrian border must be under Turkish control

Turkish president says any safe zone on Syrian border must be under Turkish control
# 24 February 2019 11:09 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that any safe zone on the border with Syria must be under Turkish control, ONA reports citing CNN Turk.

“If there is to be a safe zone along our border then it must be under our control. Because that is my border", Erdogan told.

The news come amid reports of US plans to leave roughly 400 troops in Syria after the scheduled pullout announced by US President Donald Trump in December. About 200 troops will be located in northeastern Syria in addition to another 200 personnel near the Jordanian border, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing a senior official. 

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